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Illuminated Exit Signs

Discussion in 'Electrical Codes' started by north star, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. north star

    north star Sawhorse

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    I have a bldg. with 2 Men's Restroom & Shower Areas
    and 2 Women's Restroom and Shower Areas that are
    being gutted and renovated ( all in one single story bldg. ).

    In the Women's Restrooms, there is one exterior door,
    a small vestibule, then another door ( all for privacy ).
    The plans indicate 1 - Lighted Exit Sign installed on the
    interior side, above each door.

    In the Men's Restroom, there is one set of exterior Double
    Doors in to each Men's Restroom & Shower Areas...….The
    plans indicate 1 - Lighted Exit Sign on the interior side, above
    each set of Double Doors.

    There are multiple Emergency Light Fixtures in each restroom.

    The applicable Code is the 2020 NEC.

    Q1): Are Lighted Exit Signs "required" at the above described

    locations, or just nice to have ?

    Q2): Would non-illuminated Exit Signs be compliant ?


    Remember, there is only one "obvious" door in & out for each
    of the Women's Restrooms, and one set of "obvious" double
    doors for each of the Men's Restrooms.


    Please cite the applicable Code Articles.

    Thank you for your input !


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  2. cda

    cda Sawhorse

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    NO
    Exit signs not required in rooms or areas that require only one exit or exit access

    1013 EX # 1 in 2015 IFC, will have to check the section in IBC

    NO
     
  3. north star

    north star Sawhorse

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    Thank you **cda** !

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  4. steveray

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    I would agree with CDA...Typically 1 exit, no signs or e lights required, but the lighting has changed recently for electrical room and large bathrooms...
     
  5. Pcinspector1

    Pcinspector1 Platinum Member

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    NS, Check for emergency lighting and fire notification requirements.

    I would think after a person exits the bathroom you would look down the hallways
    for exit signage.
     
  6. north star

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    Thank you **steveray** & **Pcinspector1** !

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